Originally Posted by heavyswimmer
Looks like it has a rather large dent in the rear. Something else to consider... it doesn't look very comfortable for flat water boating.
I believe what looks like a dent is actually where the "wings" are that allow the boat to meet the 24" minimum beam requirement for downriver racing. It is 14'9" long (the longest allowed for racing). It is pretty lightweight at 36lbs.
I just don't know about that hull shape for normal paddling. From what little I can find online it is a rounded v bottom. And I think it has little to no rocker. It may also weathercock a bit since it is taller than a normal kayak.
I can't find much info online at all about downriver boats in general, and almost nothing about people paddling them for anything other than racing.